30 years of Space Marines

2016-04-16 Khaiell

As official sources at Games Workshop claim it has been exactly 30 years since the first Space Marine hit the stores. Catalogues published in the 90s and 00s claimed 1984 but its not important as every day is a good excuse to drink to the health of Imperial Space Marines! Read on to see the very first models as well as all 8 Space Marine Power Armour variants.

Picture described below
Bronze Gryphons' Last Stand
The oldest Games Workshop Space Marines models released together in 1985: LE2 and LE10

Space Marine power armour variants:

Space Marine Armour: Mk1 Thunder, Mk2 Crusader, Mk3 Iron and Mk4 Maximus
Space Marine Armour: Mk5 Heresy, Mk6 Corvus, Mk7 Eagle and Mk8 Errant

Sources of the 1984 origin theory

  • "Space Marine Legends Catalogue", Games Workshop 1997
  • "Space Marine Collector's Guide", Games Workshop 2002

Eyewitnesses claim the limited edition space models (of which LE2 is the Space Marine) appeared in stores in 1985.

See the pictures as separate pages: The oldest Games Workshop Space Marines models released together in 1985: LE2 and LE10 * Bronze Gryphons' Last Stand

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